October 11, 2011
By Alton K. Marsh
Jeppesen has joined the Lindbergh Foundation’s Aviation Green Alliance as a founding member. The alliance looks for solutions to environmental concerns facing the aviation industry, and was established earlier this year.
The foundation honors the link made by aviation legend Charles Lindbergh between aviation and protecting the environment.
“The Aviation Green Alliance organization offers an opportunity for aviation-related companies and individuals to share best practices and establish innovative programs to help guide environmental stewardship in relation to aviation industry operations,” said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen president and CEO.
The organization supplies environmental news and information and funds grants for the discovery and development of new technologies. Lindbergh Foundation Chairman and CEO Larry Williams said Jeppesen has made its environmental impact statement a part of the company’s core values and beliefs.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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